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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 22, 2011 1:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (non Dead) any hockey fans?

Gotta love Derek Sanderson reminiscing about doing blow in the locker room between periods.

Interesting trivia: Derek was the highest paid professional athlete in 1972.

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Poster: Reade Date: Mar 22, 2011 4:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (non Dead) any hockey fans?

Derek was a really great hockey player. Along with lot of other things it was he who fed Orr for that iconic Stanley Cup winning goal in May of '70.
He anchored the penalty killing line, pioneered the sweep check and helped serve as enforcer for those late 60s & early 70s Bruin squads.
If he's reducing himself to caricature now with stories of blow between periods (which had to have been after '72) then that saddens me. Sounds like he maybe forgot who he used to be.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 22, 2011 7:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (non Dead) any hockey fans?

Derek's story is definitey one of Rags to Riches back to Rags and then back to Riches again. He spiraled out of control for many years but has since become at one time a successful commentator, business man and motivational speaker.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Mar 22, 2011 4:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: (non Dead) any hockey fans?

My father almost named me Derek after him. Also the urban legend has it that Jimmy Buffett wrote the "hockey" song Boat drinks based on a night that revolved around Derek Sanderson's bar in Boston.